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When I swallow saliva, it seems to be going into a "pocket"

Customer Question

when I swallow saliva, it seems to be going into a "pocket" in my throat. when the pocket gets full, pressure causes regirgitation
JA: How severe is this?
Customer: it's becoming more frequent, often happening when I lie down
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

you could have an esophageal pouches or pharyngeal (throat) pouch also known as esophageal diverticula

you should see a GI doctor to get a scope to look down your throat and esophagus to check for pouches.